Lost in Transmission: A History of Accidentally Transgender Narratives

Riverside 2 (MR 14)

Sunday July 14, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

There aren’t a lot of trans/nonbinary characters in media. Even fewer accurately represent the experiences of transgender people. At least, if you only count the ones that were intentional. But every now and then, creators will accidentally make a character, or even an entire story, that speaks to the possibilities of transgender experience. From Samus Aran coming out as a girl to Al Elric’s dysphoria and Kylo Ren wanting to kill his past, we’ll explore some of the highlights of the last 30 years.